lafcaLOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 13, 2009 – The Hurt Locker was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was Up In The Air. The 35th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held January 16th:

PICTURE: The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)
Runner-up: Up In The Air (Paramount)

DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Runner-up: Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon (Sony Classics)

ACTRESS: Yolande Moreau, Séraphine (Music Box Films)
Runner-up: Carey Mulligan, An Education (Sony Pictures Classics)

ACTOR: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart (Fox Searchlight)
Runner-up: Colin Firth, A Single Man (Weinstein Co)

ANIMATION: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Fox)
Runner-up: Up (Disney)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Summer Hours (IFC Films)
Runner-up: The White Ribbon

NEW GENERATION: Neill Blomkamp, District 9 (Sony)

MUSIC/SCORE: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, Crazy Heart
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Philip Ivey, District 9
Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, Avatar (Fox)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Christian Berger, The White Ribbon
Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’Nique, Precious (Lionsgate)
Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds (Weinstein/Universal)
Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, In the Loop (IFC Films)

SCREENPLAY: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, In the Loop

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: (tie) The Beaches of Agnès (Cinema Guild) and The Cove (Roadside Attractions)

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom, The Anchorage